bb1 for Life

bb1 for Life is a cafe that serves coffee, homemade cakes and community spirit.

With its vintage furniture and muted colour scheme bb1 is a gem in the heart of Blackburn.


Set up as a social enterprise by Canon Shannon of Blackburn Cathedral it is run by a team of volunteers.

Future plans include setting up a bakery to supply the cafe and offering bread making courses.

In addition there will be workshops such as furniture upcycling, arts and crafts, sewing and home decor classes – a knitting group has already started.

There are also plans to sell home decor items and offer the venue for hire for meetings or workshops.

It is intended that BB1 who will work with a variety of community groups including refugees and will be able to offer people new skills, a place to make new friends and potentially create jobs.

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